Today is a very special day for me as I just received notification that my piece “Shasta Daisy” won fourth place in the “Botanical” competition for the Contemporary Art Gallery Online. This is a great milestone for me as I have been doing my art for a number of years now and of course we artists tend to be our worst critics, so I’ve always been reluctant to enter competitions. I made a decision to do just that in 2015 and lo and behold, my first entry and first win. Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement especially my biggest fan Chris. Here is the piece that won.